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The Worst Performance Killing Android Apps Are Exactly the Ones You'd Expect

Some of the apps you use on a regular basis are worse for your phone than others. AVG has done some analysis and identified the worst offenders. …

Apps

How to build an iPhone projector for less than $10

It's incredibly easy to build a projector for your smartphone. All you need are a few household items and a magnifying glass.<p>We needed a box that was at least 17 inches long for our 2X magnifying glass, so keep that in mind when selecting a box to use.<p><i>Produced by Matthew Stuart</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On …

Gear & Gadgets

6 Moves for 6-Pack Abs from Personal Trainers

If you want a lean, flaunt-worthy stomach, you need to eat a six-pack friendly diet and perform exercises that not only engage the core, but also …

The Spring Hit List: 14 Beauty Products to Stock Up on Right Now

Spring 2015 will likely be remembered for one thing: unfolding as slowly as a nineteenth-century Russian novel. At present, we’re relishing a lovely little spell of sunshine and mirth—but we’re not breaking out our Chloé baby dolls and suede Valentino shifts just yet. Fortunately, there’s no need …

Celebrity Makeup Artist Mai Quynh Shares Her 5 Parisian Drugstore Must-Haves

Is it just us, or is <i>everything</i> more chic in Paris? No shade to the Duane Reade and Walgreens outposts we rely on stateside, but even the drugstores …

11 superfoods that work better together

Peanut butter and jelly. Soup and salad. Spaghetti and meatballs. There are a few classic pairings that will never go out of style. But some food duos do more than just excite your taste buds—they could even boost your health. It's a concept called "food synergy." While eating a variety of …

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12 Incredible Abs Exercises You Should Know

Everything you need to do to get a stronger core without doing a single solitary crunch. For everyone from fitness rookie to hardcore exerciser.<p>Thumbnail from Thinkstock.

The film that makes me cry: Midnight Cowboy

Bad luck follows Jon Voight’s man-boy hustler like a cloud, and the only kind of love he has ever known - with Dustin Hoffman’s Ratzo – doesn’t even last the film<p>I’m not one of those people who predict endings, but I am married to someone who is. Our mutual love of film brings out the real me: a …

4 Practical On-Camera Tips That Make Directors Want To Hire You

Besides the obvious traits of professionalism—such as personal deportment, promptness, cooperation, taking direction well—here are practical and …

30 Self-Help Books That Permanently Changed My Life

<i>This story originally appeared on xoJane.com.</i><p>I was the kid in high school who <i>agonized</i> over whether I had interacted with the popular girls the …

15 Tiny Tweaks for an Instant Health Makeover

<i>This post originally appeared on Refinery29.com.</i><p>It always struck me as slightly odd that we make health resolutions in January. Sure, a new year is a …

Top 10 Exercises for Your Vocal Health

As a voice teacher, I've found certain exercises that work well for most singers and help get fast results. Unless noted, they can be used with any …

Readers’ Choice: Vocal Coach Nancy Mayans’ 3 Steps to a Better Voice

Voice and speech coach Nancy Mayans likes to bring a deeper sense of knowledge about an actor’s voice (as well as the actor) to her training method. …

5 Tips On Editing a Knockout Demo Reel

You’ve gotten as far as shooting your own reel footage. Huge congrats! Or perhaps, you’ve finally gotten your hands on footage from past projects. …

7 Essential Acting Rituals

Rituals play a vital part in the evolution of life and as an actor. Here are seven practices to help you stop getting stuck in your story and step …

Emily Schweber On Using Creative Audition Techniques in Casting

Casting director Emily Schweber knows how to spot talent. Casting Catalina Sandino Moreno as the lead in “Medeas” ultimately led to Schweber’s …

5 Things You Want Your Agent to Want

“What do you enjoy most about your job?”<p>This question comes up a lot during workshops. Over the years, I’ve heard agents respond in many different …

Brian Kite's Secrets to La Mirada's L.A. Casting Process

Brian Kite is the producing artistic director of the critically acclaimed La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in Southern California. Now in …

Readers’ Choice: Ryan R. Williams’ 4-Hour Class Will Make You Camera-Ready

Ryan R. Williams’ approach to on-camera acting is radical in its simplicity. “I come at acting from a very practical, real-world position,” says the …

The Importance of Training, Part 3: 3 More Things You Shouldn’t Tolerate in Acting Class

After the publication of Part 2 last week, I was really touched by your comments about your personal experiences with abuse, politics, and hostile …

Juan Pablo Di Pace’s 5 Strategies for Memorizing Lines

The Buenos Aires–born actor went from the London production of “Chicago” to the “Mamma Mia!” film, and has now moved to American TV as Nicolás …

The 1 Tool Actors Need to Overcome Fear

Human beings are genetically hardwired to protect themselves from harm, from confrontation, from what they fear, or else to fight and destroy it. A …

Self-help

8 Health Tips for Feeling and Performing Your Best

Learning how to take care of your body as a performer can be a genuine challenge. Late night shoots, running to auditions, back to work then to …

Voice Acting and the Myth of Rejection

As a voice actor, you may sometimes find yourself carrying the weight of rejection as a necessary price of admission. This burden results from …

Charlie Chaplin

How to Replenish Your Self-Confidence

I received this note from one of my followers on Facebook, who lives in a major hub of film and television production in North Carolina. “I was …

3 Ways to Use Fear to Your Advantage

Fear is defined as “a distressing emotion aroused by a threat, whether the threat is real or imagined.”<p>As actors, most of our fears are more imagined …

Procrastination

5 Dance Tips To Pick Up Choreography Fast

Being able to pick up choreography fast is something you <i>can</i> train and get better at.<p>So even if you feel defeated from not being able to keep up and …

Study Skills

14 Ways to See Cheap Theater in New York City

Actors have a lot of necessary expenses, but seeing live theater doesn’t have to be one of them! Here are 13 ways that New York actors can engage …

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